Online Records and Indexes

  1. FamilySearch Vital Records Search

  2. Plus a description of the collection of all Jewish records available on FamilySearch FamilySearchJewish.
  3. NYC Indexes of Birth/Marriage/Death/Naturalization

  4. 1908-1938 Index to 3-page NYC Marriage Application, Affidavit & License (not the 2-page marriage certificates)

  5. NYC marriage index of 3 million marriage licenses from 1950 to 1995

  6. New York State Genealogical Research Death Index: Beginning 1957

  7. LDS Microfilms On Extended Loan in NYC

  8. Kings and Manhattan Naturalization Images

  9. List of Registered Voters for New York City for 1924

  10. JewishData Website has index/pictures of many tombstones

  11. Search NYC Directories 1786 - 1923

  12. ACRIS: Automated City Register Information System (NYC Property Search)

  13. Search Brooklyn Telephone Books 1909 - 1967

  14. Brooklyn�s Old Tax Photos are Now Available on the 1940s Street View Website

  15. One-Step Lookup Webpages by Stephen P. Morse

  16. Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, NY, 1897-1957. Microfilm Set T715.

  17. Brooklyn's East Midwood Jewish Center Archives

  18. New Jersey District Court at Newark Naturalization Petitions

    Available are all petitions for the years 1914 to 1945. An index to these records is available on
  19. Passaic County Naturalization Records Search

  20. Search the various databases of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (also known as the JDC, AJDC, and “The Joint”)

  21. Search over 35,875,000 Historical Newspaper Pages from the USA & Canada

  22. American Ancestors - by New England Historic Genealogical Society

  23. Jewish Genealogy Indexing and Research Collective

  24. FreeBMD offers Civil Registration indexes of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales

  25. Beit Hatfutsot: database containing thousands of genealogies of Jewish families from all over the world

  26. Israel State Archives

  27. Locate a Grave in Israel (by the Chevra Kadisha Forum)

  28. Canadian Research

  29. Passenger Lists Leaving UK 1890-1960

  30. Passenger Lists Leaving Italy

  31. Examples of Jewish Documents from Italian Archives

  32. Search for Dormant Assets at Swiss banks

  33. Slovakia & Environs: Genealogy Research Strategies

  34. Search the Polish Archives

    See a detailed explanation of how to search, by Michael Shade of Brighton, UK: here.
  35. Hungarian Society for Family History Research

  36. Genealogy Indexer: Search historical directories, Yizkor books, military lists and school sources

  37. Routes to Roots lists what records still exist for communities in Eastern Europe and what repository holds them

  38. Sub-carpathia Record Search

  39. Hungarian Society for Family History Research (Magyar Családtörténet-kutató Egyesület)


  1. Steven Morse's Brooklyn Genealogy Information Page

  2. Tracing the Tribe - Jewish Genealogy on Facebook

  3. Jewish Rabbinic Genealogy - גנאולוגיה רבנית on Facebook

  4. Moreshes Chachmei America - Research and identification of rabbis and scholars in the early history of the United States and Canada

  5. Hebrew blog on Jewish genealogy, focusing on:
    • Rabbinic families over generations
    • Jewish families from Eastern Europe
    • Old Yishuv in Israel
    • Mysteries and discoveries in the study of roots

  6. Alei Zikoroin - עלי זכרון

Source Citation

  1. Getting Started Right: Documentation for New Genealogists

  2. Evidence Explained

  3. Genealogists' Guide to Documentation and Citing Sources by Emily Anne Croom

  4. Citations: A Guide to Creating Proper Source Citations by St. Louis Genealogical Society

  5. Citation Machine

Holocaust Research

  1. Yad Vashem

  2. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Holocaust Survivors and Victims Database

  3. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collections Search

  4. International Tracing Service of Bad Arolsen, Germany

  5. Shoah Connect - Reconnecting Families Separated by the Shoah

  6. USHMM and Ancestry collaboration to index the names of individuals that were persecuted by the Nazis

Online Encyclopedias

  1. Meorei Galicia

  2. Codex Judaica


  1. Hebrew Abbreviations - קיצורים וראשי תיבות בעברית

  2. The Soundex Coding System


  1. Searchable NY Metro Cemeteries Online

  2. Jewish Cemeteries in Poland

  3. The Bagnowka Project - Jewish cemeteries in Poland

  4. Kevarim of Tzadikim in North America

  5. Tombstones of Tzadikim throughout the Diaspora

  6. Tombstones of Tzadikim

  7. Mount of Olives in Ancient Jerusalem

  8. Yiddish World - (huge source of information)


  1. Google Translate

  2. Yandex Translate for languages such as Arabic, Greek, or Russian


  1. A Guide to Former Street Names in Manhattan

  2. JewishGen Communities Database

  3. JewishGen Gazetteer

  4. Yiddishland: Countries, Cities, Towns, Rivers

  5. The Genealogical Gazetteer (GOV) is a project of Verein für Computergenealogie

  6. The GeoNames geographical database covers all countries and contains over eight million placenames


  1. The Accidental Genealogist

  2. Ancestral Discoveries

  3. Blood and Frogs: Jewish Genealogy and More

  4. Climbing My Family Tree

  5. Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

  6. (going) The Extra Yad

  7. Family History Tech: Leveraging Technology for Genealogy

  8. Genealogy At Heart

  9. Genealogy Just Ask

  10. Geneaolgy Tools: Genealogy Software Tutorials for Mac & PC

  11. Genea-Musings features genealogy research tips and techniques, genealogy news items and commentary, genealogy humor, etc.

  12. The Ginger Jewish Genealogist

  13. The In-Depth Genealogist

  14. Lara's Jewnealogy

  15. Louis Kessler's Behold Blog

  16. Dear Myrtle: Now Myrt’s Musings Blog (as of July 2017)

  17. National Genealogical Society Family History Conference Blog

  18. Notes from a Family Tree Maker user

  19. Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness

  20. UpFront with NGS - The Blog For The National Genealogical Society


  1. Board for Certification of Genealogists List of Educational Activities

  2. BYU Channel: Past Webinars

  3. JewishGen Learning Center

  4. Legacy Family Tree Webinars — View them live or in the webinar library

  5. Genealogy Conference Keeper

  6. Genealogy Event Calendar

  7. GeneaWebinars

  8. Webinar Calendar by Linda Debe

  9. National Institute for Genealogical Studies

  10. Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research

  11. Webinars hosted by BCG — View them live or in the webinar library

  12. On-line Courses (over 1500) that can be used to build and market the Jewish Genealogical Community

  13. On-line Courses (over 700) that can be used to build and market the Jewish Genealogical Community

National Societies Offering Recognized Periodicals

  1. Avotaynu - always has something related to the IAJGS

  2. The American Genealogist

  3. National Genealogical Society

  4. New England Historic Genealogical Society

  5. New York Genealogical & Biographical Society


  1. Beginners Guide To Genetic Genealogy (19 Lessons)

  2. Facebook: Genetic Genealogy Tips and Techniques

  3. Your DNA Guide

  4. DNAeXplained: Genetic Genealogy by Roberta Estes

  5. Kitty Cooper's Blog

  6. Dana Leeds: The Leeds Method

  7. The Genetic Genealogist by Blaine Bettinger